Early Marriage Benefits

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Benefits of Early Marriage Workineh, Kibretb and Degu (2015, p.1) defined early marriage as “any marriage carried out below the age of 18 years old, before the girl is physically, physiologically, psychologically ready to shoulder the responsibilities of marriage and childbearing”. While according to Anderson, “marriage is about attaching a man and a woman to each other as husband and wife to be father and mother to any children their sexual union produce” (2013, pp. 1-2). Marriage is legally defined as an agreement by which a man and a woman enter into a legal relationship with each other by which creates and imposes mutual rights and duties. According to Lord Penzance in the case of Hyde v Hyde (1866) LR 1 P & D 130, marriage…show more content…
One of the benefits is regarding to the emotional aspect. Everyone has to face their own challenges every day. Sometimes, because of the challenges, people suffer emotional distress or depression. As a result, young people find a partner to get emotional support by getting married. According to Poston, Jr., Wen Shan Yang, Farris (2013, p.83), “historically, a number of studies have emphasized the benefits or marriage to married individual’s emotional, psychological and physical well-being compared to that of the unmarried person”. Certainly, through the marriage, young adults find a spouse or someone with whom they believe that they can share their distress and…show more content…
There is also evidence that show married couple lives healthier and live longer. In short, young adult marriage can be seen as a good trend as it brings benefits to the youngsters in emotional support, advice and guidance to overcome their depression. The society as a whole should encourage youngster to marry at the early age to curb the number death by suicide due to depression. Lastly, Islam also encourages young people to marry at the early age as marriage is one of the ways to complete his or her religion. As mentioned in the Hadith At-Tirmidhi, narrated by Anas Ibn Malik, Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said, "When a man marries, he has fulfilled half of the deen; so let him fear Allah regarding the remaining half" (Al-Tirmidhi Hadith
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